Germany – Visit by Amélie de Montchalin (Berlin, 2 April 2019)


Amélie de Montchalin, Minister of State for European Affairs, visited Berlin this morning to meet with her German counterpart, Michael Roth.

A week after Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian’s participation in the German Council of Ministers, the minister of state, who will jointly serve, together with her German counterpart, as secretary-general for French-German cooperation, discussed the prospects for increased cooperation created by the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, which is expected to be ratified in the next few months.

Ms. de Montchalin and Mr. Roth also discussed current European issues ahead of the elections on May 26 in the context of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

By choosing Germany for her first visit since taking office on March 31, the minister of state underscored her attachment to French-German relations and its role in European integration.